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August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009 Archives

  • August 14, 2009
    This Duck Hunt game from Hammacher Schlemmer costs $30 and involves shooting a mechanical flying duck with an infrared gun. Plus, if your gun runs out of batteries you can still throw rocks at it. Just like our ancestors used to do! A 10-second charge on the barrel of the gu... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2009
    This isn't the first hands-free umbrella we've ever seen, but it does rank right up there with the stupidest (you're going to get one, aren't you?). The Shoulderbrella is a $25 flexible dong that attaches to the end of any umbrella so that you can form it around your shoulder f... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2009
    The $200 Solar Power Shower can heat up to 8 liters of water to 140° Fahrenheit in as little as two hours, provided it's outside in the sun and not in your basement. It's a lot more sophisticated than a simple camping solar shower, because this one mixes that 140° water w... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2009
    I don't really have any more info on this house except that it's filled with virtually every single piece of Star Wars memorabilia short of Lucas's corpse. Plus, it was done in such a tasteful way that I dare say this man might actually get laid in his house -- WITHOUT PAYING ... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2009
    The Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 is the lovechild resulting from the night a 4-wheeler banged mother nature and then slept with a Formula-1 car for good measure (read: a 500-horsepower death trap that runs on E85 ethanol and costs a staggering $285,000). You'd think for more than a... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2009
    Why it's taken so long to produce some good looking lightsaber chopsticks is beyond me. I mean, they just make sense. Like wind energy and peeing in the sink, but with a culinary flair. Available in three colors, the $10 sticks are the perfect utensils for devouring tauntaun... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2009
    Product designer Emilio Alarcón designed the Rotgutonix booze detector in order to determine if you're imbibing the real deal or just some economy swill poured into a nicer bottle. Just dip the Rotgutonix pen into a glass of alcohol (no mixers, please), and let it soak for 20... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    This is some wack-ass ad by MSI that shows off how good their laptops are at fitting between your butt cheeks in case you ever need to sneak a computer into prison. Impressive, but not THAT impressive. I saw The Superficial Writer and IWatchstuff doing the same thing this mor... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    This is a periodic sweater of elements made by knitter apinnick. It looks sharp and I would wear it EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS. The table continues around the sweater to the back, and the sleeves contain the names of different fungi (right sleeve) and bacteria (left sleeve)... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    Les Paul, famed musician and inventor, has passed away. Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock 'n' roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94. With Mary Ford, his wife from 1949 to 1962, he earned 36... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    WTF ARE YOU WAITING FOR, HIT PLAY MORON! Youtube Thanks to MoD, who once read star wars in the nude. I'd cast you.... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    HelloFromEarth.net is a website where you can submit text messages to be broadcast to Gliese 581d, a planet 20-light years away that may or may not support life (but 100% does). You have until the 24th of the month to submit your texts. Aaaaaaand here are some awful examples ... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    So apparently astronomers have spotted a planet that orbits its sun in the opposite direction that the sun rotates, the first known of its kind. Nice. WAY TO BE DIFFERENT YOU STUPID LITTLE PLANET, YOU JUST BLEW MY WHOLE THEORY OF PLANETARY ORBITY THINGS! You jerk. The star ... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    Want your own Batman Tumbler but can't afford to hire Morgan Freeman to build you a full-size one? Well fear not, intrepid crime fighter, because some guy on eBay is selling $30 plans to build one out of a go kart. Of course, if you don't want to pay, I'll tell you how to mak... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    First of all, thank you all for the kind birthday wishes. I just went through and read them all and that was some seriously sweet shit you all said (I'm so eloquent). I almost cried, but then I wrestled a bear (and won) so that I wouldn't. But seriously -- thanks, I had the... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2009
    The Musical Kettle, designed by Naoki Kawamoto, has some sort of electronically controlled flute attachment that allows the device to play a song instead of just a boring whistle when the water is boiling. Now, are you thinking what I'm thinking? If you answered, "rocking out... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2009
    This is a video about the problems associated with dating a World of Warcraft n00b when you come from a L337 family. Namely, that your parents won't approve of the relationship. Sadly, watching this video reminded me of the time when I started dating one of those RealDolls a ... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2009
    If any of you are looking for any last minute gift ideas, these dinosaur lamps from ThinkGeek are the perfect present for your Geekologie Writer. All three (triceratops, diplodocus and t-rex) of these dinosaur lamps are constructed from precision cut sheets of flexible plast... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2009
    Since it's my birthday and I can do whatever I want, I'm continuing with the celebratory theme with this $7 Wishosaurus candle holder from Fred. It's a plastic molded dinosaur that can hold up to ten candles. So, for my cake, I'm gonna need three. On top of each other. KISS... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2009
    Dearest Geekologie Reader, Against all odds I've survived another year and made it to 28. TWENTY EIGHT! That's like, almost a quarter of a century. So yeah, that's a real picture of me taken a few years ago after I drank my weight in Kool-Aid and went on a sticker binge. D... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    Obviously vying for a coveted 'Father of the Year' award, some guy went and made his son a Y-Wing bunk bed and hangar themed bedroom. Impressive, guy, but what you don't know is that your son didn't want to sleep in a Y-Wing -- he wanted to sleep in a tauntaun! He was just to... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    This is a song and music video entitled 'The Ballad of G.I. Joe', which shows what the G.I. Joe characters do in their spare time, as portrayed by a bunch of celebrities. Cast list: Scarlett - Julianne Moore Zartan - Billy Crudup Snowjob - Zach Galifianakis Baroness - Olivia... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    The record for the world's largest BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich was broken over the weekend with a massive baconator that would made even Wilbur proud. But NOT that stupid talking spider. I'm looking at you, Charlotte. WHY'D YOU HAVE TO DIE ON ME?!? At the fifth... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    The PRC chair allegedly stands for Personal Rockin' Computer. But how on earth you would ever use a computer in that thing is beyond me. I mean, I couldn't even comfortably fry my nuts with a laptop in it. Plus, it costs a staggering $4,200. Can you say, "tractor tire"? Be... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    This is a block of sticky notes that was designed to look like a chunk of wood. And, as I'm sure you all know, wood is good. But metal -- metal is bettel. I AM THE RHYME MASTER! Although, truthfully, metal is not bettel. Because that's the stuff they make modern robots out... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    This is a video of an artificial intelligence program playing a Mario level created by another program that can create infinite variations of levels on its own. Obviously, this is how robots will entertain themselves after there are no more humans to torture. Well, this and m... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2009
    We already saw one jackass nearly lose his job over his Facebook status, and here comes a chick that actually managed to go all the way. Congratulations -- you're an idiot moron! This is exactly why you can't be social networking friends with your coworkers. Am I right? The... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    This is a great example of how not to wash a car. Another example is driving your car into a neighbor's pool. Which, I already told you, I'll have out of there just as soon as I can rent a crane. LiveLeak Thanks to Joemo, who once drove a convertible through a car wash and ... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    It is being reported that famous TV pitchman Billy Mays may have died as a result of drug use. Namely, cocaine. The white horse. An official autopsy report released Friday found that cocaine use contributed to the heart disease that suddenly killed TV pitchman Billy Mays in ... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    For once, I'm at a loss for words. But not bullets. LOL Swastika Tattoo [buzzfeed] Thanks to stephen, who went all Inglourious Bastards on this guy.... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    How would you like that nightmare standing above you with a drill in its hand? You wouldn't, would you? My gums are bleeding just thinking about it. Clever surgical masks with funny cartoon mouths were sent to dentists in Hamburg, Germany. The goal was to lighten up a visit... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    The 'Mall Fire' by Ataria is a $5,400 tool chest (sans tools) that turns into a romantic ethanol fireplace whenever opened. Well, as romantic as a fireplace in a tool chest can be anyways. Which is very. And also why I just had one mounted in the bed of my truck. What do yo... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    That's right folks, a fully functional Holodeck may be just around the corner. Using a combination of hologram and ultrasound technologies, a group of Japanese scientists have created a touchable, feelable 3-D image. Imagine the possibilities! I'm looking at you, Princess Le... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2009
    A Florida man blamed his cat after officials busted the failure at life for downloading over a thousand images of kitty kiddy porn. Griffin told police he had been downloading music, and that his cat jumped on the keyboard when he left the room. He said "strange things" appear... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2009
    I don't care if a computer can run a real-time simulation of the Big Bang while playing Crysis at the highest settings and rendering a HD home movie you made of the neighbor's dog humping a stray cat, it shouldn't cost $32,000. Gaiser High End Design PCs range from $7,820 to ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2009
    Seeing how every flavor of rolling paper already seems to exist (I've heard -- I don't know anything about these things in case my mom is reading), it was only a matter of time bong rips before somebody put two and two together and then got the munchies and forgot what they wer... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2009
    This is a video of a kid playing Guitar Hero on expert and solving two Rubik's cubes simultaneously. Now I'm not sure where that's gonna get him in life, but I'm guessing far. Far, far away from the ladies. Kidding little buddy -- now you go out there and get 'em, tiger! No... / Continue →